Category Archives: algo

@bffbot1

Social media (and twitter in particular) is driven by the desire to see, and to be seen. It’s a public mixture of bravado and stalking, gossip and dissemination. But underneath all that is a desire to connect, to feel part of a larger tribe. More than anything we like to be ‘liked’ – that thrill […]

Waiting for Godot

I recently discovered Plotagon, a bizarre and fascinating tool for auto-generating movies from dialogue and simple direction. Here is the first 5 minutes of Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, performed by some of these virtual robot actors. The actors can be given lines, simple acting direction for the dialogue (afraid, angry, arrogant, bored etc), […]

@hipsterbait1

Much of my work deals with the machinery of algorithms and their place as in the greater systems of human culture. @hipsterbait1 is a bot that lives on twitter and tumblr, it creates ‘hipster bait’ in the form of post-post-ironic t-shirts, mashing up existing cultural referents into new combinations. It was inspired by a conversation […]

@cosbot1

As we proceed through life, we build up our own reality tunnel of knowledge, opinions and expectations. Every now and then we are faced with a state of affairs to which we are unable to respond. We stop and ask ‘why?’ As children we ask profound, innocent questions, such as ‘why is the sky blue?‘ […]